Service Discovery on the WWW (sdisco'06)

Venue: Beijing

Location: Beijing, China

Event Date/Time: Sep 04, 2006 End Date/Time: Sep 04, 2006
Paper Submission Date: Jun 20, 2006
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Call for Submissions

Service Discovery on the WWW Workshop (sdisco'06)

at The 1st Asian Semantic Web Conference (ASWC'06)

September 4, 2006, Beijing, China


Services in open and dynamic environments have recently received significant interest.
They can be used to support Business-to-Business (B2B), Enterprise Application Integration (EAI),
and collaborations within or between Virtual Organizations. Successful example of such dynamic
environments includes the WWW - a dynamic environment with a huge heterogeneous collection
of services.

There are many different types of architectures that have been developed around
the concept of a “service" - parties providing dynamic functionality to other parties.
As the number of services increases so does the need for automatization in service discovery
- discovery of new functionalities and behaviors.

This workshop aims to tackle the research problems around methods, concepts, models,
languages and technology that enables discovery of services in the context of the WWW.
Of particular interest are the methodologies that enable automatic or semi-automatic
discovery of services, semantic web service, web services, and e-services.

This workshop aims to bring together researchers and industry attendees addressing
many of these issues, and promote and foster a greater understanding of how the
discovery of services can assist business to business and enterprise application integration.


The following indicates the general focus of the workshop. However, related
contributions are welcome as well.

- WWW Discovery and matchmaking of service, e-services, web services, semantic web services.
- Discovery and matchmaking in P2P and Grid environments.
- Software agents and Service discovery.
- Semantic based negotiation of services and resources.
- Selection of services and resources.
- Contracting in (Web) Service discovery.
- Languages for describing requests, services, resources on the Web
- Workflows and Composition descriptions discovery.
- Mediation in (Web) service discovery.
- Architectural solutions and tool support for (Web) Service discovery.
- Interaction protocols and conversation models in (Web) Service discovery.
- Non functional properties and their relevance to (Web) Service discovery.
- (Web) Service discovery and composition.


The program will occupy a full day, and will include presentations of
papers selected from the full papers category (see 'submissions' below).

Please note that at least one author of each accepted submission must
attend the workshop. The ASWC 2006 conference formalities are applied
for fees and respective organizational aspects. Submission of a paper
is not required for attendance at the workshop. However, in the event
that the workshop cannot accommodate all who would like to participate,
those who have submitted a paper (in any category) will be given
priority for registration.


Two categories of submissions are solicited:

(1) Full papers (up to 8 pages).
(2) Position papers (up to 2 pages).

All submissions should be formatted according to the official formatting
guidelines of the ASWC 2006 main conference.

All the papers should be submitted in electronic format (pdf version) using
the following link:

Full papers will receive a peer-review. Position statements are intended
to present very early or planned future work that is regarded as relevant
to the workshop. Position statements are limited to 2 pages; position
statements will not receive a peer-review. All accepted full papers and
all position papers of attendees will be published in the proceedings of the


Submissions: June 20, 2006
Notification: July 10, 2006
Final copy: July 15, 2006
Workshop day: September 4, 2006


Sung-Kook Han (Won Kwang University, South Korea)
Kunal Verma (LSDIS , University of Georgia, USA)
Dumitru Roman (DERI Innsbruck, Austria)
Ioan Toma (DERI Innsbruck, Austria)

PROGRAM COMMITTEE (confirmed; to be extended):

Rama Akkiraju, IBM, USA

Dieter Fensel, DERI, Austria

Antoon Goderis, University of Manchester, UK

Karthik Gomadam, LSDIS, USA

Jie Liu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Uwe Keller, DERI, Austria

Massimo Paolucci, DoCoMo Laboratories, Germany

Axel Polleres, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain

Brahmananda Sapkota, DERI, Ireland

Note: Check the workshop web site for frequent updates to the PC members list.

For any further questions or inquiries please contact:

Ioan Toma
Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI)
Tel: +43 512 5076461